Get The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight free with purchase of new Nvidia GPUs

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Those thinking about getting a GTX 980, or its more affordable brother the GTX 970, will be very happy to know that Nvidia will throw in free copies of both The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight when you buy either of the cards.

The GPU manufacturer revealed the promotion recently.

You will receive a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with purchase of all 900 series cards. Purchase of the higher-end cards (GTX 980 or GTX 970) gets you both The Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight.

The offer is valid through June 1 at participating retailers around the world.

via Get The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight free with purchase of new Nvidia GPUs | VG247.

Razer Announces Project Christine Concept, Looks To Make The PC Modular

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Have you ever wished that you could just go to the store and buy a new CPU, RAM, or GPU and then just go home and plug it in like a USB or something and not have to worry about opening up your PC, and getting all down and dirty inside it? Or maybe wish you could just do that and not have to call that techie friend to come help you put it all together? Well Razer has thought these same things, and has come up with this very interesting modular design concept.

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The Idea here is that you buy the “spine” and then you buy the components you want to add to your PC; such as CPU, RAM, GPU, and hard drives as modules. Then you take these modules home, plug them into the “Spine” and voilà you just built your PC. Later on when you realize that maybe you want some more RAM or a better GPU (or maybe a Second one), you go to the store, purchase the GPU module you want, take it home and plug it in, simple as that.

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Each module is sealed and completely self contained and features noise canceling, as well as active liquid cooling. They claim that by using this design it will be safe to overclock and not void any warranties.

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The thought here, is that by buying into the “spine” you can simply upgrade your system as needed, very easily, so easily in fact, anyone can do it by just plugging in a new module of their choosing. Thus negating the need to replace entire systems and not having to have to get down into the nitty gritty of the system, which for some people also means that they can do it themselves instead of calling that friend to come do it for them.

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For now, Razer’s Project Christine is a concept, but if Razer has shown us anything these last few years, it is that when they see an idea take off, they can make it happen.

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I think this is a very interesting idea and assuming the cost isn’t insane, I think this is a great idea, especially for friends/family that would love to game on a PC but are to concerned about upgrading and tinkering. For them this would be a great solution to that problem, as when they are no longer able to play new games, they can go in and swap whatever components they need to in order to be current again. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this concept in the future, and here is hoping we see them actually make it happen.

Via- Razer

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Call of Duty: Ghosts System Specs Revealed for PC

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So Nvidia posted the system requirements for Call of Duty: Ghosts on its website this morning. I think there will be some people out there in some serious need of upgrades when they read this, as going next gen is more then a little harder on the hardware then the old games where. Take a look below.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 50 GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, you read that right, 6GB RAM and 50GB Harddrive space! Well now you can get upgrading those PC’s before it is released on Nov 5 on PC.

Source: Nvidia

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Nvidia Announces the Tegra Note, a tablet platform based on Tegra 4

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So Nvidia has announced what appears to be a reference tablet platform design. The Idea here being that they come up with the design for the hardware, software, OTA Updates, and their partners (eVGA, PNY, etc) build and distribute them. It is not unlike how they design GPU’s, by building reference designs and then having their hardware partners build them and bring them to market. So what is it about the Tegra Note that you should be excited about? Well here are the specs for the platform:

Processor Tegra 4 mobile processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU
Display 7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
Camera Rear 5MP and front VGA webcam
Storage 16GB storage with microSD expandable up to an additional 32GB
Audio Front-facing “HD Audio” stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
Stylus Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
Peripherals Micro HDMI connector to drive big screen TV videos and gaming
OS 100% Android with latest version of the OS
Software Updates Over-the-air software updates directly from NVIDIA
Battery Life 10 hours HD video playback

Also users get OTA (Over the Air) Updates provided directly by Nvidia, thus making sure everyone on the platform has the latest and greatest software running on their tablets.

Also of note, Nvidia has given us a list of unique features that they are bringing to the Tegra Note platform, they are as follows.

  • Ultra-fast performance — Powered by Tegra 4 with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, making Tegra Note the world’s fastest 7-inch tablet.
  • Superb stylus — NVIDIA DirectStylus technology transforms a normal stylus into an incredibly responsive experience with finer point and broader stroke control. It also comes bundled with apps for convenient, stroke-based note taking.
  • Exceptional sound — NVIDIA PureAudio technology offers rich, deep audio — including the widest frequency range in a tablet — through front-facing stereo speakers with a bass-reflex port.
  • Groundbreaking camera — The camera uses Tegra 4’s processing power and Chimera computational photography architecture to deliver stunning new features. Tegra Note also brings SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app — one of the top camera apps on iOS — to Android. Camera Awesome delivers exclusive Tegra 4 features like tap-to-track and 100 fps video with slow-motion playback.
  • TegraZone gaming — Delivering unmatched gaming, NVIDIA TegraZone provides easy access to Tegra-optimized games with visual effects that aren’t available on other tablets. Tegra Note also supports a variety of game controllers for console-class gaming.
  • Great battery life — 10-plus hours of HD video playback.
  • Accessories galore — An intelligent slide cover flips and bends to support and cover the tablet. It also lets the tablet be set up in three distinct positions using built-in magnets for added flexibility. The DirectStylus Pro Pack enables a variety of writing styles with interchangeable tips. And Bluetooth capabilities turn the tablet into a game controller.

Over the next few months we will be seeing Tegra Note tablets rolling out around the world, eVGA and PNY in North America; EVGA, Oysters and ZOTAC in Europe; Colorful, Shenzhen Homecare Technology and ZOTAC in Asia-Pacific; and XOLO in India.

And it starts at a suggested retail price of $199. This is in hopes of getting more people to buy into the platform, all of which is running 100% on Android.

We will be filling you in on more details when they are available to us.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody